Beta-Lactam Cross-Reactivity

May 5, 2021

There is frequently a lack of confidence with recommending strategies for the management of self-reported beta-lactam allergies, leading to overuse of agents such as aztreonam and fluoroquinolones.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

1. Identify negative outcomes associated with self-reported beta-lactam allergies

2. Classify drug reactions in patients with beta-lactam allergies

3. Understand the cross-reactivity of penicillin, cephalosporin, carbapenem, and monobactam antibiotics

4. Recommend strategies for the management of beta-lactam allergies

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
05/05/2021
Course expires: 
06/05/2021
Event starts: 
05/05/2021 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
05/05/2021 - 6:00pm

There is frequently a lack of confidence with recommending strategies for the management of self-reported beta-lactam allergies, leading to overuse of agents such as aztreonam and fluoroquinolones.

Virtual Teams Event - UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Rose Kohinke, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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